Friday, December 5, 2008

Fisherman's bicycle portage

I was at the beach not long ago and noticed a fisherman who had finished his fishing and was heading home, riding his bicycle along the beach. He came to the mouth of a nearby estuary, picked up his bicycle and fishing gear and portaged across, as shown above and below.

He must have planned his day to know that he would be done fishing at low tide, as he could portage across the estuary mouth without difficulty.
Do you think this man woke up in the morning and his wife asked him, "What are you going to do today, go fishing or go for a bicycle ride?" and he responded, "Why do I have to choose; I can do both." I doubt it. It appeared to me that he had done this portage many times before and he was not riding the bicycle for recreation, but merely as a way to get back and forth to his fishing in the ocean more quickly.

The above photos were taken at the south end of the Hacienda Pinilla portion of Langosta Beach, just south of where the new J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort is located.

4 comments:

Mo said...

Great timing. First one is really good.

Lilli & Nevada said...

At first look i could not tell what it was as i hadn't read what you said but i enlarged the photo which i hope everyone does as it is much clearer

Neva said...

I believe it is a whole lot easier to portage a bike than a boat! Nice one.

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Neva,
My wife would agree with your comment about it being easier to portage a bicycle than a boat. We were in the Boundary Waters Wilderness on the Minnesota-Canada border about 10 years ago and she portaged a canoe about half way up the trail and gave up. My brother's 12 year old daughter had to carry an extra load while my wife went back to retrieve what she considered to be a more suitable load for her to portage -- the fishing poles.

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